Persuasive Essay On Open Carry

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The second amendment is the “right to bare arms.” January 1, 2016 the open carry law was officially in effect. Meaning, citizens with licenses to carry will be legally allow carry a handgun openly or concealed. I believe that citizens should not be allowed to have access to handguns, and only be left to the people that go through intense physical and mental training to be allowed to carry a conceal weapon while on the job doing their duty like: police officers and marines that’s stable enough and able to make worthy choices and well-disciplined. I will be explaining why open carry should not be allowed to citizens, how the police should be excluded from the choices, and finally the difference between public and private locations. According …show more content…
Open-carry is not the best option to prevent more gun based-deaths. Reason why open carry is bad are the ability to see a gun on your hip makes citizens’ uneasy, antsy or even. Nervous feeling being around that person with a gun that could easily whenever pull it out, pull the trigger at any time, and cause harm to other. America has had two mass shooting in less than a year. According to Mother Jones, “July 11, 2015 According to the New York Times, upwards of 20 to 30 people were open carrying AR-15s and other types of military-style semi-automatic rifles at the Black Lives Matters protest last Thursday. Which "created confusion for the police as the attack unfolded, and in its immediate aftermath made it more difficult for officers to distinguish between suspects and marchers."”. In 2015, there was nine mass shootings in the United States. In at least …show more content…
It is their duty to service the citizens of the United States when in need of assistance. It becomes an issue when citizens have the ability to open carry along with police officers, which might cause accidents. Multiple city police department rejected the idea of citizen’s right to open-carry. Policing even defines as, “have a duty of maintaining law and order for an event or occasion.” Due to the government-ratifying citizen’s right to open, carry. The effect on police is the federal government is supplying them with militarized weapons and armor. According to Jason Fritz from “War on Rocks” stated “While most writing on domestic police militarization focuses on equipment, Tecott and Plana describe the differences between military and police rules on the use of force, proffering that U.S. police would do well to adopt the training and legal standards used by the military. They are absolutely right that police often do not train on the use of force — or rather the means to prevent using force — but they exaggerate the standards of accountability in the military, particularly compared to police forces.” The reason of the militarization of law enforcement is so if a tragic event were to come to as; a citizen starts to use his assault rifle in the mall injuring multiple innocent citizens. The law enforcement are developing to prevent things similar to mass

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